Very bored too. Just had a massive internal fight with myself. Good Beans said to have soup and fruit for lunch. Bad Beans said to go across the road and get a bag of chips, but not a normal bag, a large bag! I was scared of bad Beans so I did what she said, it took me 25 minutes to eat them and now I want to go to sleep. Stictly speaking I could do this - no boss here.
Duck Girl, that focusing on what you are doing at any given time and picking a particular time for worrying sounds brill. I have had a hell of a lot going on in my life for the past 18 months to two years and find it hard to cope. When I am doing something my mind is constantly thinking of the zillion other things I have yet to do both for myself, family, work, courses etc. etc. I am definately going to try it although I suspect it is harder than it sounds. I started yoga two years ago, the type which moves slowly putting the emphasis on postures and breathing and found it extremely difficult to slow my brain down. I would be moving into a posture nice and slowly, breathing in and out at the right times and all the while my brain wold be going 'come on, come on in the name of God MOVE'. Thankfully I seem to have improved a lot!
Cath, one of the things I do for relaxation is reading. I read a lot and because I read to escape, it is usually fiction. Anything from a heart racing thriller to something laugh out loud. If you want to laugh, I throughly recommend The throwback by Tom Sharpe. I have read this book 14 times since my first in 1984 and have enjoyed it every time. I am not a regular church goer more of your lapsed Catholic but lately I have found myself popping into the church just for 20 minutes of uninterupted me time. The coolness, quiet and churchy smells are very relaxing and I have been known to bring whatever book I am reading at the time too. Pews are kinda hard on the bum for a long sit though!